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Re: What are the prescribed ways to extend gdb? Examples?
I forgot to mention smartgdb, a modified version of
GDB. I don't know much about it yet.
On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 22:36:03 +0530, Thomas Elam <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Oops, I should have written `--interpreter', not
> On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 22:29:06 +0530, Thomas Elam <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What are the currently prescribed ways to extend
> > gdb? I am interested in adding to gdb: (1) a full
> > scripting language (not tcl) or (2) a new GUI front-end.
> > These additions could use the same or different
> > methods of extending gdb. I *might* want to link my
> > code in with gdb. I much prefer a machine-oriented
> > interface to a human-oriented one.
> > I have found the following references about extending gdb:
> >  Section 4.2 of the `GDB Internals' document,
> > `UI-Independent Output--the ui_out Function':
> > http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdbint_4.html#SEC19
> >  Section 24 of the `Debugging with GDB'
> > document, `The GDB/MI Interface':
> > http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdb_25.html#SEC223
> > This is also described in the part of GDB's info page
> > related to the `-interface' option.
> >  Section A of the `GDB Internals' document, `GDB
> > Currently available observers':
> > http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdbint_19.html#SEC188
> > It looks like  is the way to go for people
> > who are not maintainers of gdb.
> > Examples? I've found Insight, but I think it links
> > into gdb and is apparently hard to maintain for that
> > reason. As far as I know, most or all of the front-
> > ends to gdb open gdb as a separate process and
> > parse its human-oriented output, which is not
> > ideal, with the exception of an interface written by
> > Moses Dejong. He describes his scripting interface
> > to gdb in this paper:
> > http://www.tcl.tk/community/tcl2004/Tcl2003papers/dejong.pdf
> > Near the end of the paper, he tells where the
> > Tcl source code for the interface can be found:
> > http://www.uncounted.org/tcl/gdbmi-0.1.tgz
> > It uses version 1 of GDB's MI (machine-oriented)
> > interface. I've tried this Tcl interface with
> > the Debian package gdb-6.3-5 . It seems to work,
> > but I have to work with it some more, since I don't
> > remember much Tcl.
> > Any advice for me?